The Ooty Lake, that is blocked with garbage as well as dirt, is to be desilted to bring about better stream of water into it. A few months ago, the sewage treatment plant created to process the sewage running into the lake needed to be shut down since the ingestion lines had turn into congested prompting the Water Resources Department of the Public Works Department (PWD) to start the desilting of the water. The desilting work will likely be
performed between January and March, and also boating as well as tourism-related activities are not supposed to be impacted as only a segment of the lake is getting drained.
Wednesday was the day to rejoice ‘Maattu pongal’ to honour as well as give thanksgiving to cattle in the state, however right here ‘Yaanai Pongal’, that was arranged at the elephant camp in the Theppakadu region in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR). Nine kumkis were brought to the temple at the elephant camp gateway exactly where priests carried out puja. The kumkis were fed sweet pongal, fresh fruits and also sugarcane, the unique menu for yaanai pongal. Tribals as well as foresters staying inside and around MTR participated in good numbers. Deputy Director of the MTR Pushpakaran, encouraged the festival occasions.
The Blue Hills are Alive is seeking for singers, band members as well as dancers from Coonoor, Kotagiri and also Ooty to be part of mega music and also dance show that will probably be conducted in September 2019. Contestants above the age group of 10 may take part in the auditions that get started on January 25.
Placed in the middle of the thick forest in Ooty, a special camping site has been setup where you get an opportunity to holiday in an Igloo shape transparent balloon camping tent. Ooty’s sprawling woodland and mesmerising hills make it an ideal destination to expertise the wilderness. The glass igloo has a double bed arrangement along with the transparent exterior ensures maximum contact with nature. For the campers, you can find
a restroom arranged which also provides very hot showers. Besides from camping additionally they arrange hiking, trekking, safari rides and also cycling on request.
The Government Museum right here has signed up hands with the Nilgiri Documentation Centre (NDC) to put together the Nilgiri Bicentenary Exhibition at the museum which will continue till the end of this month. Mr Dharmalingam Venugopal, administrator of NDC, called on students of history as well as tourism of the close by Government Arts College (GAC) to commence a ‘live tourism lab’ to advertise the traditions of ‘Stone House’. The exhibition will feature pictures of John Sullivan and also improvements in the district over 200 years.
Pongal is a harvest festival popularly celebrated in the month of January in the mountain town of Ooty. It really is rejoiced by the natives to give thanks to the Sun God, the Mother nature, the Rain God along with the cattle for blessing their lands with greenery and also high-quality harvesting. The festival, attached to wealth as well as prosperity, is not simply restricted to Ooty however is prominently celebrated all around the state of Tamil Nadu. Tourists thronged picturesque spots while the nearby people flocked to charming temples. At the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, close to here, a lot of vacationers as well as foreigners celebrated Pongal with camp elephants. Along with their typical food pongal, jaggery as well as sugarcane to the pachyderms.
The month of january has been began but still Ooty has the very least temperature which is decreased to 5C. And there were records that temperature range were registered 2C during the night. Forst was found overlaying the landscape early in the morning which was extremely heavier compared to that of the previous two days. Mostly poor working people were suffering on this situvation almost most of them werer seen relaxing up open fire to warm themselves. Many daily wage labourers who hav to leave for work early either left late or wore additional clothes to leave on time. A few citizens of Ooty as well as surroundings towns are found enjoying the cold and they declare Ooty as the next Kashmir in India.